Two local hospices will hold special holiday ceremonies to remember loved ones who have died.
You can celebrate the memory of a family member at Hoffmann Hospice’s Light Up a Life event at The Marketplace on Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
A symbolic light will be placed on the tree in honor of someone living or in memory of a loved one.
Their name will be read aloud at the ceremony and displayed through the holiday season.
The light dedication is $10, an ornament dedication is $100 and a heavenly angel dedication is $250. Prices may vary.
Optimal Hospice is also several similar memorial events in Kern County.
Optimal’s Light Up A Life celebrations include a personal reflection by a hospice family member and the reading of memorial names by hospice nurses and volunteers.
For a suggested $10 donation, your loved one’s name can be placed on their tree of life.
Optimal’s event takes place Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bakersfield RV Resort at 5025 Wible Road.
Optimal is also hosting events in Tehachapi, Taft and Kernville
The event in Tehachapi is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Tehachapi Senior Center located at 500 E. F St.
In Kernville, a ceremony is scheduled for Dec 8 at 5 p.m. at Circle Park, while a ceremony in Taft is scheduled for Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Historic Fort at 915 N. 10th St.